PRIVATE TOUR – CODE: VIC03

A fast track from North to South Cambodia connects with riverway border crossing to Chau Doc, Vietnam in 6 Days. Despite traveling in a limited time, this tour schedule is not rush by using the flight from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh. You still have 4 nights in Siem Reap and 1 night in Phnom Penh before heading to Chau Doc by speed boat.

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Travel route: Siem Reap – Phnom Penh – Chau Doc – Departure

BRIEF ITINERARY

Day 1: Siem Reap arrival

Day 2: Siem Reap – Remote Temple of Beng Melea & Monk Blessing (B)

Day 3: Siem Reap – Angkor Remote Temples (B,L)

Day 4: Siem Reap – Temples of Angkor (B)

Day 5: Siem Reap – Phnom Penh by flight (B)

Day 6: Phnom Penh – Chau Doc by Hang Chau Boat (boat ticket is included) (B)

DETAIL ITINERARY

Day 1: Siem Reap arrival

On arrival meet and transfers to hotel for check in. Siem Reap Orientation visit local main shrine of Preah Ang Chheck/Chhom temple, and afternoon drive to southern party of Siem Reap to embark on a short cruise on Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia’s biggest natural water body. The experience is wonderful as we pass by floating village, friendly children in small boats and fishermen at work. Sunset in Phnom Krom. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 2: Siem Reap – Remote Temple of Beng Melea & Monk Blessing (B)

After breakfast at hotel, today is one of the highlight in the trip to visit one famous temple built by King Soyavarman II in the early of 12th century is hidden in the real jungle and very ruins, called Beng Melea. Return to Siem Reap town and Wat Damnak is one of the most beautiful pagodas in town with French colonial architecture reflecting its history and a large garden filled with statues. Bring candles and incense sticks to the pagoda and participate in a private good luck blessing ceremony, performed by local monks that reside at the temple. Sit on the mat while the monks chant blessings and sprinkle holy water on you – a traditional way which is believed pass on the good luck of the gods. Afterwards, a sacred thread will be tied around your wrist. This will protect you from any evil spirits or accidents. Before you continue on your journey, you will receive a small keepsake from the monks to remind you of this special moment.

Day 3: Siem Reap – Angkor Remote Temples (B,L)

This morning we visit the ancient Khmer civilization site of Hariharalaya which flourished in the late 9th and earlier 10th centuries. These are the earliest temples in the Angkor area and are referred to the Rolous group (Lo Lei, Preah Koh, and Bakhong Temples). Lunch with the local family and then we will continue to drive to the rural outskirt 35km from Angkor area to visit the smallest, but magnificent, Banteay Srei built in the 10th Century and dedicated to Shiva. The temple was the birthplace of Khmer classical style architecture and the bas-relief work is the best example of Khmer classical art remaining. The pink sandstone structure bears a series of striking and beautiful sculptures, lintels, pediments and friezes. Khmers say the temple must have been carved by women for the details are too fine for the hands of a man. On the way back to Siem Reap we will visit the Banteay Samre Temple adorned with impressive reliefs depicting scenes of Vishnu as well as Krishna legends. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 4: Siem Reap – Temples of Angkor (B)

Early morning, visit the picturesque Ta Prohm that had nearly disappeared into the jungle and remains overgrown, an oddly haunting and exotic scene. The magnificent roots of a tree, pushing between the huge stone blocks of the temple in a sort of embrace, evoke feelings that you may remember forever. And continue to visit the intricately carved Khmer ruins at Angkor Wat – one of the world’s most impressive ruins.  The temple still owns fine Apsara carvings in Angkorian era art. At 09am come back to hotel for breakfast and rest in the noon to avoid of the heats of the day until 15:00 continue exploring the mysterious Royal city Angkor Thom. City & Bayon Its 54-tower temple is an awesome sight. At first glance it seems a shapeless mass of stone, but further scrutiny reveals a face, and then another and another until suddenly you are engulfed by the silent, heavy, enigmatic and silent gaze through half-closed eyes, staring out from a primitive and remote time. Further, visit to the surroundings of the complex including the Baphou, Elephant Terraces, Lepper King Terrace and Royal Place area and visit one more ruin in Angkor Area of Preah Khan temple, built in 12th century by King Jayavarman VII and it is the same style to Ta Prom Temple. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 5: Siem Reap – Phnom Penh by flight (B)

After breakfast, check out and transfer to airport for your flight to Phnom Penh. Upon arrival, meet and transfer to hotel for check-in or dropping off your luggage (Early check-in is NOT included & subject to hotel’s availability). set out on a city tour to visit the Royal Place built in 1866 by King Norodom; Silver Pagoda is so named because of its floor, which is made up of 5,000 silver tiles and located within the Royal Palace compound, National Museum, and visit Toul Sleng Museum, a reminder of the Khmer Rouge regime.

Day 6: Phnom Penh – Chau Doc by Hang Chau Boat (boat ticket is included) (B)

Morning further visit to Killing Fields of Khmer Rouge Regime. Transfer to boat dock to board a speed boat to Chau Doc. End of services.

INCLUSION

  • 4 nights in hotel in Siem Reap
  • 1 night in hotel in Phnom Penh
  • Private tour guides in Siem Reap & Phnom Penh
  • Speed boat tickets Phnom Penh – Chau Doc
  • Private car transfer in each city
  • Admission fees
  • Meals as indicated: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D= Dinner
  • Mineral water on transportation

EXCLUSION

  • Visa, airfares, tipping, personal expenses